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Montgomery County Health Officials Launches Online Preregistration Survey for Monkeypox (MPX) Vaccine While Supplies Remain Limited

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 4, 2022

Montgomery County public health officials today launched an online preregistration survey for MPX vaccination appointments, while the County continues to have a limited supply of doses.  The preregistration survey will be used to identify county residents 18 and older who are interested in receiving an MPX vaccination and are at risk for having been exposed to MPX in the past 4-14 days.  Appointments are based on eligibility and vaccine supply and are not guaranteed.

As of Aug. 4, there are 6,617 confirmed MPX cases in the United States and 157 cases in Maryland.

“We know that residents are concerned about MPX, and we continue to support the Maryland Department of Health’s effort to receive more vaccine supply from the federal government,” said Dr. James Bridgers, acting County Health Officer.  “As with the early days of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, there is more demand for vaccination than there is supply.  The preregistration system will help us identify those who are eligible for vaccination and provides us a way to contact them when vaccine doses are available.”

The online preregistration survey is currently available in English and Spanish on the County’s MPX website. Additional languages will be available by the end of the week.  The website also includes information about symptoms and how to prevent MPX.  

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Release ID: 22-415
Media Contact: Mary Anderson
Categories: Health